Did a bee inspection today and was shocked to see no honey. A little history on our hive: We purchased a hive of bees and a nuc last July. Both hives did well for months, however, last October or November our Carnelian hive queen stopped laying so we got rid of her and combined the hives. We fed all winter, but stopped feeding about a month and a half ago as we were having an early spring with lots of wildflowers. Last inspection was March 31st and there was plenty of honey at that time. Today we saw the queen, lots of capped brood in a good laying pattern, two stages of larvae, some pollen, but no honey whatsoever. A little more info, we have two new Russian queens coming in two weeks (our current queen is also a Russian) and we plan to split the hive.
Should we be concerned? Should we feed? I think we are currently still in a good honey flow here in Central Texas. We have lots of Indian Blankets around plus other wild flowers, roses, etc. Indian Blankets are a major nectar source here.
This newbee sure appreciates any help!